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February 20, 2014

National: New PACs try to election state election officials

Arkansas: Bill to keep Lt. gov office vacant advances | Agencies to draft rule on absentee-voter IDs

California: Calabasas seeks ways to encourage voting | SD County hopes to lick high elections costs with vote-by-mail | Travis Unified consolidates elections

Florida: Supervisor of elections forms partnership with tax collector | Common Cause Florida reviewing Manatee voting precinct closures | Florida's chief elections official to Miami-Dade County: Draw new precincts now | Miami-Dade to make small fixes to voting precincts instead of drawing new ones

Georgia: Fayette, NAACP agree to judge's voting rights plan | Secretary of state pushes for March 1 presidential primary | Georgia voters could be among the first to cast ballots in 2016 primary | Commission requests removal of Republican, Democrat election board positions

Hawaii: Same-day registration bill considered today

Idaho: House committee votes (barely) to take DMV voter registration bill out of neutral

Iowa: Lawmakers advance online voter registration bill

Kansas: Consensus on election reform bills an elusive target

Kentucky: Gutting of felon voting rights bill angers backers | Bill restoring felons' voting rights passes Senate with 5-yr waiting period

Louisiana: Newcomer looks to take on secretary of state in 2015 election

Maine: Sanford may reduce wards, polling stations

Mississippi: Bill would change Miss. law on absentee voting

Pennsylvania: Montgomery County seeks new voter services director

Nevada: Horsford co-sponsors Voting Rights amendments

New Jersey: Gloucester County tests tablet app for elections

New Mexico: Sunland Park city council finally passes election resolution

North Carolina: Commissioners hear of need for voting equipment investment | Judge to hear arguments involving voter ID lawsuits on Friday

Ohio: House approves 2 election-related measures | Election changes clear Ohio House | Ohio House passes bills to change absentee ballot rules, eliminate six days of early voting | Fincannon finally appointed to BOE

Oregon: Should Oregon study Internet voting?

Texas: County tests, demonstrates voting equipment | Temporary site to get election ID will be in Fort Worth Thursday and Friday | Early voting numbers down from this time four years ago | Campaign volunteers feud at early voting site | Political feud turns physical

Utah: Initiative seeks to increase voter registration | Gov.: Don't play games with County My Vote initiative

Wisconsin: New voting system test in 2 townships | Wisconsin Supreme Court to hear voter ID cases